Flying Instructors & ExaminersA place for instructors to communicate with one another because some of them get a bit tired of the attitude that instructing is the lowest form of aviation, as seems to prevail on some of the other forums!
there is no requirement for a type for a core course. And i would also go to Atlantic training support. Kath Burnham is doing the course and she knows her stuff. Did it with her 5 years ago and that was really interesting and well done.
afterwards, they have a few type where they can give the technical part of a TRI rating.
I did my core course with Alpha, Fleming Way , Gatwick , a couple of years ago. They contracted in a couple of instructors for us . I think the course was advertised at £3500 and we got it for £2500 . The Sim was a 737-800 but used as a generic sim. No complaints - instructors were very good and experienced . Just two of us on the course . Very thorough. Course content - teaching aids - chalk and talk - brief a circuit - fly a circuit -critique on student flying - how to deflect questions when you don't know the answer- how to look wise and learned at all times . I would go for cheapest possible , tick the box, get the certificate and get on with it.
CFI in US terms means you can teach from zero to hero ie the student has zero training and you can teach them up to get a license and class rating in a single engine piston. In UK its termed chief flying instructor which doesn't really have much meaning apart from a job title. FI and FI(R) are used to denote flying instructor and fliying instructor (restricted) we also have CRI which is class rating instructor which allows training of licensed pilots for classes of aircraft such as SEP or MEP.
A TRI converts already licensed and trained pilots onto a particular type of aircraft that requires a type rating.
Any idea why you can not to do a TRI course in the US or Canada?, all courses I have found are in the UK or EU, I have searched through the CAA, FAA and ICAO websites, looking for info on the requirements and all I can find really is minimum info, very strange.